Webster H. Pilcher, M.D., Ph.D.

Webster H. Pilcher, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 670
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-7944
Fax: (585) 244-0502
Administrative: (585) 275-0060


The biographical information for Webster H. Pilcher, M.D., Ph.D. is not currently available.

Awards & Honors (National)

Upjohn Surgical Research Award 1987
Alpha Omega Alpha, Honorary Medical Society | University of Rochester School of Medicine 1983

Awards & Honors (Local)

Merit Award | Rochester Academy of Medicine | Rochester, NY 2008
Resident Research Award | URMC Department of Surgery 1986

Recent Journal Articles

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Markman, J.D., J.S. Gewandter, M. E. Frazer, N. M. Murray, S.A. Rast, M. P. McDermott, A.K. Chowdhry, E. Tompkinson, W.H. Pilcher, K. A. Walter, R. H. Dworkin. "A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Cross-over Trial of Oxymorphone Hydrochloride and Propoxyphene/acetaminophen combination for the Treatment of Neurogenic Claudication Associated with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis". Spine. 2015; .
Markman, J. D.; M. E. Frazer; S. A. Rast; M. P. McDermott; J. S. Gewandter; K. Chowdhry; K. Czerniecka; W. H. Pilcher; L. S. Simon; R. H. Dworkin. "Double-blind, randomized, controlled, crossover trial of pregabalin for neurogenic claudication". Neurology. 2015; 84(3): 265-272.
Kimmell, KT; Petraglia, AL; Bakos, R; Rodenhouse, T; Maurer, PK; Pilcher, WH. "The history of neurosurgery at the University of Rochester". Journal of Neurosurgery. 2014; 121(4): 989-994.
Kimmell KT; Petraglia AL; Ballou MA; Pilcher WH. "William P. Van Wagenen (1897-1961): pupil, mentor, and neurosurgical pioneer." Journal of Neurosurgery. 2013; 119(3): 789-95.
2012 Mar
Johnson MD, O'Connell M, Facik M, Maurer P, Jahromi B, Pilcher W. "Cerebrospinal fluid stimulates leptomeningeal and meningioma cell proliferation and activation of STAT3." Journal of neuro-oncology. 2012 Mar; 107(1):121-31. Epub 2011 Oct 05.

Current Appointments

Chair - Department of Neurosurgery (SMD) - Primary Administrative
Professor - Department of Neurosurgery (SMD) - Primary


Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery


MD | Medicine | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1983
PhD | Anatomy | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1983
D MD | Dentistry | Columbia University1977
BA | Anthropology | Colgate University1972

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Epilepsy at University Of Washington, Seattle07/01/1989 - 6/30/1990
Residency in Neurological Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1984 - 06/30/1989
Internship in Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1983 - 06/30/1984